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... that he began his courtship of Josephine de Beauharnais, a beautiful thirty-two
-year-old Creole whose husband had been killed in the Terror. She first became
his mistress and then his wife. They were married on March 9, 1796. It would ...
However, the feelings he entertained for Josephine, the distress caused him by
the news of her infidelities, his mention of her as he died, all suggest a degree of
emotional commitment that is stronger than one might suspect at first sight.
Moreover, Napoleon was increasingly anxious to consolidate his dynasty with an
heir. Josephine had proved unable to bear him children. Since she had had a
son and a daughter by her first marriage Napoleon had assumed the deficiency
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This is such a cute little book. Consists of an introduction to Napoleon, followed by a translation of his will. The book is formatted very well; a photocopy of each page of the actual will is ... Read full review